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Day of Practice

Saturday, January 15th

SURRENDER: Your Dharma or Your Life

with Martin Aylward

7-10am PT / 10am-1pm ET / 3-6pm GMT / 4-7pm CET

Are you tired of trying to be kind and wise?

The liberating qualities described by dharma often remain frustratingly out of our grasp. This is because wisdom and kindness are not properties of the self, but are rather innate, naturally emergent qualities of the clear mind, the free heart.

On this day, we will practice surrendering to life, instead of trying to master, control or organise it; resting into love and wisdom, instead of trying to create them.

This Day of Practice will take you:

  • Beyond the polarities of active and passive, to receptive and responsive
  • Past the psychological fear of surrender and the need to feel in charge
  • Into the ease of life moving through you, instead of you trying to move through life

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

Replay access is available to all registrants, in case you are unable to join us live or would like to re-watch.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How do I prepare?

You will want to prepare a space to sit comfortably and quietly for the three-hour duration.

Your personal link to join will be emailed to you upon registration.

You’ll receive a reminder email 1-hour prior to the event.

Cost

Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. There will also be an opportunity to provide dana (generosity) during the event. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as the accessibility of Sangha Live programming.

Questions?

Please reach out with questions or inquiries by emailing our team at info@sangha.live.

About Martin Aylward

photo of Martin Aylward smiling

Martin Aylward is the founding teacher of Sangha Live. After spending his early adult years in Asian monasteries and with Himalayan hermits, Martin settled in Southern France with his wife Gail and their 2 children, co-founding the Moulin de Chaves retreat centre where he lives and teaches.

Martin teaches meditation, guides students and leads retreats internationally, emphasising the integration of the deepest wisdom teachings into the midst of the lives we live. He is also a director of the MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com. Martin’s book Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness (2021) is now available via Wisdom Publications.

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